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's inauguration last month. first lady michelle obama paid her respects at her funeral yesterday. >>> and at least three people are injured in mississippi tonight after a possible tornado swept through the city of hattiesburg. the storm causing major damage to several homes and businesses, including the campus of the university of southern mississippi. parts of louisiana, alabama, and mississippi remain under tornado or flash flood watches at this hour. >>> vice president obama -- as president obama polishes the final draft of his state of the union address he used his saturday address to call on congress. >> at a time when economists and business leaders have said that our economy is poised for progress we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. so my message to congress is this. let's keep working together to solve this problem. >> it will be part of the president's state of the union address on tuesday. plus, one senator threatens to derail two key cabinet nominations. fox 5's melanie alnwick has the roundup. >> reporter: whether it comes to the sequester, $85 bi
of the united states, michelle obama. [applaus [applause] >> thank you, jack, and welcome to the white house, everyone. stuart: there you have it. thunderous applause the first lady making a surprise appearance. the first time a president or first lady appeared there. remember, hollywood has been a big backer of president obama and a big time producer and backer harvey weinstein reportedly set up the whole thing. please don't forget, hollywood gets hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies from the feds. and one other oscar item for you this monday morning, the gift bags just for attending the oscars celebrities get free stuff. the irs says those gift bags are taxable. they are taxed heavily on this year $47,000 worth of gift bag goodies the tax is $20,000 plus, that will be federal and california taxes and the celebs have to pay even if they don't take the bags home. all right. this got a lot of play on "varney & company." those google glasses have the heads up display showing everything from text messages to the weather forecast right in front of your eyes, cool, maybe, but could they p
the oscars to be. that's what happened last year. this year's oscar aftermath was weirder. michelle obama did the best picture award last night. the oscar went to argo. iran's state sponsor media was not psyched that argo won best picture. you look at the headline. over at the fars news agency, the same up with that enhanced the director's steacceptance speech. that is not what first lady michelle obama wore at the oscars. you can see iran's state are you positive media digitally altered michelle obama's shoulder bearing gown with the low square fut neckline and they made it look like she was wearing a sparkly silver t-shirt. they photo shopped her into a whole new outfit that she did not wear. the website enduring america.com was the first to point this out. i know people love the oscars. i know that watching what iran state tv does to the oscars the day after is always better than the oscars for me. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you tomorrow. have a great night. >>> and the oscar for best performance for people who claim to hate the government but secretly can't get enough goes to
, this year, the aftermath was even weirder, as you know, the first lady, michelle obama awarded the best picture oscar, live from the white house, via satellite, and the oscar went to "argo," regarding the canadian embassy in iran, smuggling the diplomats out of tehran, during the hostage crisis in 1979. as you can imagine, iran's state-run media was not at all excited about the best picture comment. as you can see, argo wins oscar in hollywood's dirty anti-iran game. this year they decided they would instead enhance first lady michelle obama. about that, that is not what first lady michelle obama wore last night at the oscars. the image here is kind of tiny, but as you can see, iran's state-run media digitally altered michelle obama's shoulder-bearing gown with the low-cut neck line, and made it look as though she was wearing a sparkly t-shirt. they photo-shopped her into a whole new outfit that she did not wear. the website, "enduring" ran that. i know people love the oscars, i know that watching what iran state tv does to the oscars the day after is always better than the oscars to me
into that and the voting, michelle obama at the top of the hour. a lot of republicans are saying, she is getting far too much exposure for a first lady. she is far too active for a first lady. we will talk your calls at 866-55-press. look forward to your comments on twitter @bp show and look forward to having you join us as our friends on facebook joining in the conversation at facebook.com/bill press show. peter ogburn and dan henning, guys. >> hey, hey, hey. everything good? >> everything great. phil back we can standing by to take your phone calls. cyprian boulding keeping us on camera camera. looking good on currents t.v. so, i have often said dick cheney could go to hell, which is better than what he has told other people to do. >> yeah >> bill: what he told pat leahy to do on the floor of the united states senate. >> slightly different terms >> bill: i said what i said is better than what he told pat leahy, to committee the impossible act. i am not the only one now that says dick cheney ought to go to hell. walter jones, republican congressman from north carolina
. there just wasn't enough time to get attack aircraft to the scene. >>> today, president obama will speak at a farewell dinner for panetta. he will be replaced by chuck hagel if replaced by the senate. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a band student and honor opportunity who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. >>> wall street is bracing for a blizzard. keep an eye on linkedin today. the professional social media network shot up 10%. thanks to earnings that dealer doubled. >>> boeing stocks go higher. federal investigators have given the green light to testing of the dreamliner. >>> we'll see how apple fared day after. david iron horn called the company out for the bailout of cash. apple said it's consider the proposal of shares. they could build a stack of dollar bills. 9,000 miles high. they could foot the country's education bill for two years. they could give every apple employee a $1.7 million bonus. or bette
from washington where she performed during the inauguration festivities. michelle obama attended her funeral and her parents are scheduled to sit with the first lady during tomorrow night state of the union address. that violence is expected to be a key issue. -- gun violence is expected to be a key issue. >> several other key issues will be front and center when president obama makes his address tomorrow. the economy and the possibility of sequestration are expected to dominate the evening. the federal government faces massive spending cuts march 1. many economists predict those cuts could turn the nation back into recession. you could watch these did of the union address right here on abc 7 beginning at 9:00. gordon peterson will be live at the capitol. >> that is always great for us. a major mass in the district after a tree comes down right on top of a metro bus. it came crashing down on the rear of that bus in northwest on 16th street. no one was hurt, but the incident -- incident forced police to close streets. >> tommy wells of the center of a controversy. he claims that to ga
it is a part of i guess the legacy of my daughter. >> first lady michelle obama also invited the parents of 15- year-old hadiya pendleton to sit next to her. she was killed in chicago not long after participating in the inaugural parade here in d.c. >>> also at the address, virginia congressman jerry connelly invited the father of a student killed in the virginia tech massacre. sick students killed in the tragedy were all residents of his congressional district. >>> several other guests seated with the first lady including a few from this area. jack androca is a teenager who developed a new way to detect pancreatic cancer. tracy hepner is the founder of a military partners and families coalition to provide support for lgbt residents. >>> coming up next, it could have been a nightmare scenario. >> a crane collapses above a church with preschoolers playing inside. how one worker's quick thinking got everyone out safely. we'll be right back. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so m
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endorsement from first lady michelle obama. it was the focus of a workshop at the white house this morning hosted by the first lady. about 80 middle and high school students from d.c. and new orleans attended. the movie was set in louisiana. students saw the film, then got to question the crew and its 9-year-old star quvenzhane wallis, who is the youngest oscar nominee ever. mrs. obama said the message of survival is one that youngsters can apply to their own lives. >> it shows us the strength of our communities, no matter what they look like. it shows us that those communities can give us the power to overcome any kind of obstacles. little quvenzhane wallis plays the role of a girl struggling to survive in the southern delta as a storm is approaching. the film is up for four oscar nominations, including best pictures, best actress, and best dire director. >>> let's check out what stories are trending, the royal family is said to be irate over paparazzi photos of the duchess of cambridge. it shows her pregnant weighing a bikini on a private vacation with prince william. the royal family su
. >>> first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral of the murdered chicago teenager who performed at president obama's second inauguration. funeral services for hadiya pendleton will be held saturday. police say the drum majorette was speaking with a group of friends last week in the park across the street from her chicago prep school when she was shot in the back by a stray bullet. so far no arrests in the case, but it's brought renewed attention to chicago's murder rate and the debate over gun violence across america. >>> ray lewis is retiring, but you'll still see him around baltimore. why he may be a permanent fixture around the ravens stadium coming up. >>> a shopping spree to kick off the year, retail sales rising more than expected in january. consumers taking advantage of some early season discounts from retailers, but shoppers aren't pulling out plastic because revolving debt including credit cards falling at the end of the year, but consumers are taking on more debt for things like student and car loans pushing overall borrowing to the highest level ever. meantime worker
on your side. >> michelle obama announced the winner for best picture last night from the white house. that came as a surprise. but something happened, i thought -- i thought this was a bit rude. take a look. >> obama, do you have your envelope? >> and the oscar goes to -- >> "argo". >> steve: oh, joe! >> alisyn: that was great. >> brian: do you know whose idea that was? harvey weinstein and his daughter came up with that idea to have mrs. obama announce it. >> steve: it was all done covertly, ala "argo." >> brian: i remember when laura bush announced -- wait, she didn't. i remember when nancy -- no, she didn't do it either. >> steve: that's a first. >> alisyn: other people did taped pieces and appeared on the oscars. >> steve: meanwhile, yesterday in the state room at the white house, both the president and joe biden both addressed our nation's governors. we saw that on tv before the president sent the press out. but interestingly enough, yesterday there is joe biden, he had this to say about the state of our nation's economy. >> we're no longer traumatized by what was a traumatizing
michelle obama's official portrait of her husband's second term on facebook. barbara says the first lady is gorgeous. love the new hairdo. so young and fresh. gene sim writes what a stunning and intelligent woman. the president is sure a lucky man. and lynn kramer coleman says mrs. obama is a wonderful representation of all the ladies of our country. i'm happy she is ours. you can go to our facebook page now and join the conversation. don't forget to like "the ed show" when you're there. we appreciate that. >>> mr. 999 thinks you're ignorant. you got to see this one to believe it. we'll be right back. to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> and we are back. well, it looks like mr. 999 is back in action. fox news has anno
media lit up today when the white house released michelle obama's official portrait of her husband's second term on facebook. barbara says the first lady is gorgeous. love the new hairdo. so young and fresh. gene sim writes what a stunning and intelligent woman. the president is sure a lucky man. and lynn kramer coleman says mrs. obama is a wonderful representation of all the ladies of our country. i'm happy she is ours. you can go to our facebook page now and join the conversation. don't forget to like "the ed show" when you're there. we appreciate that. >>> mr. 999 thinks you're ignorant. you got to see this one to believe it. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] nature valley protein bars, with simple, real ingredients, like roasted peanuts, creamy peanut butter, and a rich dark-chocolate flavor, plus 10 grams of protein, so it's energy straight from nature to you. nature valley protein bars. clamp. glitter. [ male announcer ] staples makes it easier to get everything your business needs. even custom banners. and now get 50% off banners and posters. staples. that was easy.
released michelle obama's official portrait of her husband's second term on facebook. barbara says the first lady is gorgeous. love the new hairdo. so young and fresh. gene sim writes what a stunning and intelligent woman. the president is sure a lucky man. and lynn kramer coleman says mrs. obama is a wonderful representation of all the ladies of our country. i'm happy she is ours. you can go to our facebook page now and join the conversation. don't forget to like "the ed show" when you're there. we appreciate that. >>> mr. 999 thinks you're ignorant. you got to see this one to believe it. we'll be right back. >>> and we are back. well, it looks like mr. 999 is back in action. fox news has announced that herman cain will be their newest contributor. in a statement titled "awww, shucky ducky", cain said he was very excited about being another voice for the intelligent thinkers on fox. saying this about the 51% of americans who voted for president obama -- >> we have a severe ignorance problem with the people who are so mesmerized by his popularity that they're not looking at the fac
and called pippa's friday night beat. and share her passion for food and entertaining and michelle obama making a surprise appearance at the oscars, look at the headline from usa today. an iranian newspaper ran a picture of michelle's oscar spot last night and the shoulders and chests and seems to be an attempt to make her look more modest by iranian standards. and el arabia, dancing protests against the ruling islamists. ♪ >> thousands of tunisian students protesting ruling party plans to transform the secular country into an islamist state, but students expressed criticism in a different way, they danced to an american song. "let's get started" by the black eyed peas. and finally, on the heels of the baltimore ravens star jacoby jones is taking on a new competition. fox sports tweets, jacoby is more than a touchdown dance, he's the newest contestant on dancing with the stars and known for the end zone dance moves will be trying new moves on the dance floor and follows in the footsteps of emmitt smith. heinz ward and the great green bay packer. and it's your turn to hash it out. use
first lady of the united states, michelle obama. [applause] continuing down the table, we have our friend and former colleague, the good vice president of the united states, joe biden. [applause] on the other side of our speaker, is my colleague and friend, chuck schumer. he's the pride of ps-197 in brooklyn, new york, and a dedicated member of congress for, amazingly, 30 years, and a key member of the democratic leadership. [applause] chuck will be offering a reading from the holy scripture. next to him is another good friend and colleague, former colleague of ours, u.s. secretary of the interior, ken salazar. [applause] in his day job, ken is responsible for more than 500 million acres of united states land, and a former chair of this senate prayer breakfast and will be offering a prayer for world leaders. next to him is janice hahn's sidekick for the next year, co-chair of the house breakfast group, louie gohmert. [applause] he's a member of the house for eight years and from east texas. and finally, visiting from italy, mr. andrea primacero and our soloist. [applause] and our s
party guy from illinois who lost. >> going after michelle obama for attending the funeral of pendleton. heartbroken with quotation marks. i guess the other 553 murder victims didn't break her heart. >> stephanie: he's just a jerk. ♪ you are an idiot ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ♪ >> he farted. >> stephanie: seriously, you know what? there is a family in pain. really? you need to tweet about that subject? because yeah. okay. the girl just performed at the inaugural parade. >> he's claiming that michelle obama's politicizing it. wow. look in the mirror, pal. >> stephanie: all right. i was mentioning this earlier. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] oddly, coincidentally, the state with the most amount of guns and the laxest gun laws somehow have the highest per capita gun deaths. weird. >> proof they don't have enough guns. >> stephanie: a group of california senate democrats rolled out a regulation that would be the tightest gun regulation in the nation. fun facts. number one ban all semi-automatic weapons that have detachable magazines. ban possession of high-capacity magazin
house. now you may remember the sergeant munley sat with first lady michelle obama during the president's 2010 state of the union address. you can see her right there. munley says that she was told that the victims of that shooting would be taken care of but instead, she says she feels betrayed. >> not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of. in fact they have been neglected very badly. >> so the president's promise was not fulfilled? >> no. >> reporter: munley was shot three times that day as she and her partner took on major nidal hasan likely preventings more deaths. part of what is also so disturbing about this story that munley has been laid off from her job at fort hood's civilian police force. munley and other victims there are now suing the government because the government characterized the attack as work place vie ends are and not terrorism. that designation they say doesn't give them adequate access to medical care and also financial benefits. they say that the wounds should be characterized as combat-related. by the way, jon, we should mention we just got
the lives of the women who serve as a first ladies from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins monday night at 9:00 eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. what the program earlier live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> saturday, booktv is in savannah, ga., for live coverage of the savannah book festival, starting at 10:15 eastern with vice-president al gore on "the future." at 1:30, cnn's chief washington correspondent jake tapper on the war in afghanistan in "the outpost." gary willslock, asks, "why priests?" this is live on saturday at c- span2, starting at 10:15. >> "washington journal" continues. host: marsha blackburn joins us. a republican from tennessee. good morning. president obama has been on a tour is a visiting places like georgia, north carolina. we saw him give the state of the union address. how are republicans getting some air time? what is your message this week as the president takes his message to the street? guest: how unfortunate that he chose to leave d.c. then rather trying to sit down with us of trying to address the nation
, then dinner. so we're serving three meals a day at school. then michelle obama wanted to change the menu to be healthy. you know how many schools are throwing away food now. did you see the report on that. then they are actually opting out from the federal lunch program so they can back to serve what they want. that came out just last week on the news. when are people going to wake up that government is causing the damage here? it is incredible. when are we going to stop this madness? >> host: california calling now, escondido, gary, what is on your mine? >> caller: well, good morning to you. i have been listening to you for the last couple of hours. there is a lot of cuts across the board. they are okay. but i think if you cut the defense. you are cutting our country's strength. that could be causing trouble. and then, you cut the medicare or the medicaid and people are putting in it for years get short-changed and they don't get the care they need, and i am a diabetic. i need my medical expenses taken care of. i have been in the hospital twice and so it is a couple of mini stroke and q
, michelle obama has just arrived inside the house chamber. take a listen. [applause] let's take a moment and pause for the top of the hour as we continue with the special coverage of the president's fourth state of the union address. welcome to special coverage of president obama's fourth state of the union address, the first state of the union of his second term. earlier today, house speaker john boehner predicted the highly partisan speech and said this president doesn't have the guts to go against his liberal base. those two men will be facing each other shortly and just coming in now, the cabinet, as you see right now, secretary of state john kerry newly appointed to that position. obviously, the former democratic candidate for president, also former senator from massachusetts, now the new secretary of state. behind him secretary of defense, leon panetta who will be leaving, although chuck hagel is on the hot seat right now. he was approved out of the senate armed services committee partisan vote, 14-11 today, but the senate floor, a full vote expected sometime later this week and yo
done it though. you remember this moment as well from oscar night when michelle obama announced the win er winner for best picture "argo." the shot on the left is what actually aired. look at the shot on the right, this is a picture of the first lady as it aired in iran. they covered up her shoulders and moved up the whole front of the dress. this is because of iran's strict sensors, really ironic given the fact that what she was announcing was that "argo" was the best picture of the year, which was about u.s. hostages that were taken in iran. so they said we don't mind about the movie but we're going to cover up the shoulders and the sleeves. bill: they did a pretty good job. i said which one is the real one. martha: the dress she wore was beautiful. bill: they would be lucky to get macfarlane back. martha: i think they'll be knocking at his door. bill: at the end of our show we are going to do a show thune ours. that's what he specializes in. he has covered olympic runner oscar pistorius for years and now this south african sports reporter questions if he ever knew who oscar was in th
lady, michelle obama will be joined by the parents of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton gunned down days after performs at the president's inauguration festivities. yesterday, two gang members were charged in the honor students' murder. they say they mistook her friend for a rival. ted nugent will be attending the state of the union address as a guest of steve stockman. he said last year if the president won election i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. secret service again, ted nugent, the motor city madman. on a side note, the congressman inviting him said he will be fact checking the president's speech live on twitter to t the #you liked. >>> today, a news supplement reveals labels may be misleading. what a surprise, researchers who tested vitamin d pills found they contain ed eed a percent amount and many people in america take vitamins. i never understood take vitamins, take vitamins, just eat right. any vitamin freaks on the set? >> i actually take b vitamins for bad hands. >> bad hands. >> bad hands. >> so if i get bad hands -- >> b vitamins. >> pop tarts have
announcements. michelle obama and big bird featured. >> no matter what your age, it is important to get your body moving every single day to help keep you healthy. >> look mrs. obama, i'm getting healthy right now. >> big bird goes on to jump and dance, sort of. it will air on 320 pbs stations the first lady will spent the next week traveling to highlight the progress the program has made in the last three years. house democrats are working to keep at attention on republicans refusal to work with the president to stop with the sequester. the dccc is lawn -- launching an ad today talking about what will have. the online video targets tea party republicans in 27 congressional districts. house republicans are intent on moving ahead with their legislative agenda just assuming the sequester will happen, and the spending cuts will stay in place through the end of the year. we'll be back with more show after the break. we'll see you on the other side. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're h
among those cars, it's reported. >>> last year, michelle obama was joined by steve jobs' widow at the state of the union. and this year, the family and gun victims of gun violence are invited. >>> we're hearing that president obama is making an add dish to the state of the union address -- an addition to the state of the union address. jamie dupre joins us via skype. and the president is expected to talk about afghanistan. so more foreign affairs than i think some expected. >> reporter: yeah, tori, and add in there, the issue of automatic budget cuts that will hit the military as well as domestic accounts. just listening to a hearing that's still going on at this hour. the various service branch military chiefs, one by one or going down the line and talking about how over $40 billion in cuts that would hit march 11st at the pentagon would -- march 1st at the pentagon would be devastating. the air force chief of staff is talking about big cuts in his branch. the vice chief of nato operations echoing the same, saying three aircraft carriers are tied up because of monetary concern
sides of the beyoncÉ issue. not since michelle obama's bangs has there been -- >> stephanie: what is it? >> i think he liked it. i had some problems with it. we'll have to talk about it. >> stephanie: you'll join us after the -- do the news. call us! >> call us! >> good morning everybody. president obama heading to minneapolis today where he's going to meet with local law enforcement officials and leaders to discuss his gun safety proposals and also talk about the measures that cities have already taken to curb gun violence. afterwards, he will give public remarks where he may discuss the latest tragedy the shooting death of chris kyle. a former member of a seal team three, also known as american's deadlyist sniper. kyle volunteered his time helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress. police arrested 25-year-old eddie ray ralph a many rear -- a marine forallegedly shooting a neighbor at a gun range. they suspect ralph was suffering from some sort of mental illness. >>> approving mental health -- improving meant ath health services is one aspect of gun safety on the table. another
called out michelle obama because he said they didn't need her in chicago. >> for going to the funeral for the 15 -- >> bill: >> it gets worse because he recently filed, in illinois's 8th district, that he wanted to drastically reduce his child support payments because he is no longer a congressman. remember, it turned out that he owed a lot of money in child support while he was running. he never really shook that label of dead-beat dad. now that he is out of his cushy congressional job, he is now filing so that he has to pay or that he wants to pay less money. >> bill: god, cry me a river. right. >> yeah. >> bill: adam for the progressive change campaign committee, do you consider barack obama a true progressive? >> i wouldn't consider the first term barack obama a true progressive. i think he dealt a lot with the corporations. >> bill: or if he was, he was in the closet maybe? >> i think we can judge it essentially by one main issue in the second term which is does he cut social security, medicare or medicaid benefits. that was the one part of his sp
to michelle obama, and a first of its kind project for television. see someone begins monday night at nine eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. watch the program earlier in the daylight at 2 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> the house home and to give subcommittee on oversight this morning is examining the performance of homeland security department over the 10 years since the 9/11 attack. witnesses include an official from the government accountability office which listed several areas under dhs control in his most recent high-risk list. the report highlights government programs and agencies that may be vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement or are most in need of brought before. this hearing should get underway in just a moment. live coverage here on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] >> the committee on homeland security subcommittee on oversight and management officials will come to order. the purpose of this hearing is to examine the efficiency of the department of homeland security and how wisely their spending taxpayer dollars. let me begin by extending
of the women who served as first lady. from martha washington to michelle obama. a first of its kind project for television. season one begins monday night at nine clock -- 9:00 eastern. >> e-house committee held a hearing on management at the department of homeland security. -- the house committee held a hearing on management at the department of homeland security. south carolina congressman jeff duncan shared the hour and a half long hearing. -- cheered the hour and a half long hearing. -- chaired the hour and a half long hearing. > >> the committee on homeland security, subcommittee on oversight and management efficiency will come to order. the purpose of this hearing is to examine the efficiency of the department of homeland security and how wisely they are spending taxpayer dollars. let me begin by extending a warm welcome to other members of the subcommittee. i am looking forward to working with ranking member ryan barber as we both share a strong commitment to us border security and ensuring our border agents receive the support they need to protect the homeland. ryan and i attended t
nixon at 2:30 p.m. sunday. and at 7:00 p.m. rachel sworn looks at michele obama's ancestry in american tapestry. for more information on the first lady ceres visit c-span.org/firstladies. monday, booktv continues our programming with scientology, winston churchill, michele alexander on the new jim crow, max boot on guerrilla warfare, jonathan katz on haiti aide just to name a few. watch these programs and more on weekend on booktv for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> if you cut demand for somebody's product per day by 50% you must have crushed prices. here is what happened. the average amount of medicare reimburses the day in a hospital has grown by 5 x since 1983. sixty% decline in the number of patients, increase in the price, we should be so lucky. i want to be in that business. there's another statistic which is entirely sort of irrelevant. hospitals tell medicare what their costs are so that medicare can compare the price they pay to hospital costs. in those 30 years that medicare increased the price by five times, hospitals reported that their costs have increased big ti
? the first year was 2011 when minnesota congresswoman and eventual presidential candidate michele bachmann gave not the republican party response, but the tea party republican response to the republican response to president obama's state of the union while making meaningful eye contact with something other than the camera that was pointed at her. that was the first one. the year after that, the tea party republican response to the republican response to the state of the union was given by pizza company executive herman cain. >> and so i say in response on behalf of the tea party and citizens people across this country, with all due respect, mr. president, some of us are not stupid. the state of the union is not good. >> the hermanator, the response responses. less you think the 2012 election changed anything in republican party politics, in case all the anti-abortion legislation in the states has not been persuasive enough, in case the reelection of party chairman reince priebus by acclimation is not persuasive enough, in case the persistent efforts at the state level to make voting harde
, including mental health care for our wounded warriors -- [applause] president obama: supporting our military families, giving our veterans the benefits and education and job opportunities they have earned. i want to thank my wife, michelle, and dr. jill biden for their continued dedication to serving our military families as well as they have served us. thank you, honey, thank you, jill. [applause] president obama: defending our freedom, though, is not just the job of our military alone. we must all do our part to make sure our god-given rights are protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy, the right to vote. [applause] president obama: when any american no matter where they live, or what their party, are denied that right, because they can't afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot? we are betraying our ideals. [applause] president obama: so, tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america, and it definitely needs improvement. i'm asking two long-time experts
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